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How can I get out of bed when I have back pain?

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It may sound obvious, but be extra careful when you get in and out of bed. Bending forward at your waist or making quick and jerking motions can cause you more back pain.

Take your time and roll over onto one side and use your arms to push your way up. You can then swing your legs out of bed to stand up slowly. Reverse the movements when it’s time to lie down at night.

From: 5 Sleep Tips for Back Pain WebMD Medical Reference

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National Sleep Foundation: “Pain and Sleep.”

Mayo Clinic: “Slide show: Sleeping positions that reduce back pain,” “Core exercises: Why you should strengthen your core muscles.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Is Your Sleep Position Causing You Back Pain?”

Harvard Medical School: “What type of mattress is best for people with low back pain?” “Yoga for better sleep.”

Sleep.org: “Prevent Back Pain While You Sleep.”

NIH: “Yoga or Stretching Eases Low Back Pain.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 22, 2018

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National Sleep Foundation: “Pain and Sleep.”

Mayo Clinic: “Slide show: Sleeping positions that reduce back pain,” “Core exercises: Why you should strengthen your core muscles.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Is Your Sleep Position Causing You Back Pain?”

Harvard Medical School: “What type of mattress is best for people with low back pain?” “Yoga for better sleep.”

Sleep.org: “Prevent Back Pain While You Sleep.”

NIH: “Yoga or Stretching Eases Low Back Pain.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 22, 2018

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